Yanlong Li: Plant Physiology First Author

Yanlong Li, co-first author of “High temperature induces male sterility via MYB66-MYB4-Casein kinase I signaling in cotton”

Current Position: PhD Student at College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, China.

Education: College of Agriculture of Hunan Agricultural University (Bachelor), College of Plant Science and Technology of Huazhong Agricultural University (Master).

Non-scientific Interests: Games, Board Games

Brief bio: With global warming, cotton male reproductive organ developnent processes are threatened by high temperature injury and lead to male sterility. Therefore, in-depth analysis of the mechanism of male reproductive organs sensitivity to high temperature is important for breeding high temperature resistant cotton varieties. During my master’s degree, I mainly studied the GhMYB66-GhMYB4-GhCKI regulatory pathway in response to HT in cotton anther. My Ph.D. thesis focused on the transcriptional regulation mechanism of response to HT at stages of anther development in cotton, and combined with single-cell analysis and high-throughput sequencing technology (such as ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, Hi-C, RNA-Seq, etc.) to construct the gene regulation network of high temperature response in anther and excavate the key high temperature response genes. The results can provide basic theory and gene resources for breeding high temperature resistant cotton varieties.